6 things i stopped buying: minimalism journey (+ reduce waste)

1. Makeup Remover Wipes: instead, use a washcloth (preferably black) and apply coconut oil or almond oil to the cloth (or face), then use the cloth to wipe your entire makeup off until satisfied. *(continue with face wash routine or face mask)

benefits: reusable // machine washable // save money // gentle on the skin // effectively removes makeup

2. Plastic Toothbrushes:  instead, buy a pack of bamboo toothbrushes on amazon or a general store. use these brushes as you would any other brush and thoroughly brush to improve oral health.

benefits: organic // reusable // decomposable // cleanses teeth effectively // eco-friendly // BPA free bristles

3. Multi-Step Facial Cleansers & Name Brand Body Washes: instead, use African Black soap for both your body and face with your preferred method of washing (electronic brush, hands, or wash cloth). for more simple face washes, consider using vegan and/or organic facial washes that work for your skin type.

benefits: multipurpose // improves overall skin health // all skin types (especially acne prone or oily) // single-step process // organic // save money

4. Plastic Water Bottles: instead, use a simple stainless steel bottle that you can refill throughout the day and keep up with.

benefits: reusable // washable // aesthetic // easy to monitor and handle // eco-friendly

5. Face Moisturizers: instead, use carrier oils (such as coconut oil, argan oil, almond oil, castor oil) that work with your skin type/skin needs *(you can try combining them with essential oils such as tea tree oil, lavender oil, etc.)

benefits: organic // improves skin health // no harsh chemicals // save money // longer lasting // multipurpose

6. Animal Cruelty Makeup: instead, buy makeup products that you truly need (wear daily) from companies that are Animal-Cruelty FREE and/or vegan. do your research and spend your money wisely. some may seem expensive, but consider how much some high-end brands benefit from not being animal-cruelty free *(invest in vegan and/or organic products too).

benefits: eco-friendly // animal-cruelty free // healthier for skin // long-term benefits // *vegan and/or organic

In addition to the more obvious problems we have to face ahead of us these next unfortunate four years, I’d like you all to remember that the well being of our planet and our survival is literally all now in the hands of our people. Donald Trump doesn’t believe in climate change. There will be no sustainable energy. There will be no progression, at least in terms of government. But I want to remind everyone of what we CAN do, what we have complete control over. We can choose to stop eating meat and dairy to cut back on the disastrous effects of animal agriculture, we can turn lights off when not in use, take shorter showers, recycle, anything to help the state of our planet because the reality is, if we don’t no one will. The sea levels are rising putting all coastal areas at risk of being under water which would displace millions. It’s a risk of national security. We’re wiping out entire species, and anyone that had forth grade science knows the chain reaction of the food chain. Just, please in the midst of all of this, remember that no one will be helping us or our home here on earth. It’s up to us.

Zero Waste Tips

Whenever you go out, bring with you:

-a reusable water bottle filled with water (this prevents the purchase of plastic water bottles)

-an empty reusable coffee mug that can be filled during your travels, or a full reusable cup mug that you filled at home (prevents paper coffee cups and gives you a discount at many coffee shops, including Starbucks) 

-some kind of small cloth that can be used in place of napkins, tissues, and paper towels

-at least one reusable shopping bag (I have one I bring everywhere that folds up into a little square pouch) 

-a reusable container (useful if you eat out and have take home food) 

Eco tip!

for my sea witches/ witches and kind hearted people!!! 

did you know that your common fiber wash cloths, are super super damaging to the sea? 

because the small particles doesen´t get caught up in the filters, so they go straight out into the ocean. it´s plastic particles…

the Alternative! 

knit your own wash cloths out of cotton! 

it´s a small investment but will save you money in the long run! 

you can make them super simple, or you can make them more complicated with patterns! 

they´re cute and non damaging!

please spread awareness of this huge problem with a simple solution! 

thank you! 

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always preferred being alone 

be like snow, beautiful but cold 

 they’ll break your heart to pieces, then call you heartless.

maybe we feel empty because we leave pieces of ourselves in everything we used to love.

be proud of yourself for how hard you’re trying.

the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

it may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.

city of stars, are you shining just for me

girl, you’ll be a woman soon

make yourself a priority once in a while. it’s not selfish. it’s necessary

be somebody nobody thought you could be

the heavy smell of flower petals ㅤstroked the walls of my lungs

what a feeling to be a queen beside you?

screw beautiful. I’m brilliant. if you want to appease me, compliment my brain

to be reborn, you have to die first

behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic

you wanted fire? sorry, my specialty is ice

everybody you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. be kind. always.

you are the sun, the moon, the stars and all that other good shit

I don’t need my love you can take it, I don’t need my heart you can break it


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There are tons of eco-friendly and recyclable toothbrushes out there in our wonderful consumer world, try looking at your local options!

Saving this beautiful planet we live on may not be a priority for you but hey, the least you could is make it a little less shitty!! :p